Pacific halibut

Order: 
Pleuronectiformes
Family: 
Pleuronectidae

Marine fish of oval body, rather elongated and laterally compressed. His head is characterized by presenting the eye and left nostril to the right side. Large mouth with pointed teeth, extending below the lower eye. The lateral line has a pronounced arch above the pectoral fin, and the caudal fin is crescent shaped. Olivaceous or blackish brown, mottled with paler and irregular spots, and white belly. The female reaches a size of 250 cm, while the male reaches 140 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Pazifischer Heilbutt
France: 
Flétan du Pacifique
Italy: 
Halibut del Pacifico
Portugal: 
Alabote do Pacífico
UK: 
Pacific halibut
China: 
狭鳞庸鲽 (太平洋庸鲽)
Japan: 
Ohyô
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
HAP
Scientific name: 
Hippoglossus stenolepis
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
18963
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC